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8 December, 2019 - 01:55 By Kate Sweeney

Pavegen creates record with Romanian project

Real estate giant Globalworth has commissioned Cambridge CleanTech business Pavegen to build two 20 sq m energy harvesting walkways in Bucharest. The paths are part of a larger green initiative to turn its HQ office space into an environmentally and hi-tech hub for workers.

The flooring technology converts the kinetic energy from people’s footsteps into electricity through electro-magnetic induction.

The Pavegen technology is designed to seamlessly integrate into public spaces with high footfall traffic, making Globalworth’s offices in the heart of Bucharest an ideal location for its first Romanian installation.

More than 30,000 footsteps are being collected daily to power local LED lighting and a live data feed. The lighting in this area is a key asset to improving visibility and enjoyment of the area and increases interactivity with Globalworth’s green office.

Laurence Kemball-Cook, founder and CEO of Pavegen, said: “With thousands of visitors a day, offices are a key spot for our energy and data generating technology.

“As the largest installation in Europe, this is a key milestone for us as we look to keep increasing our technological reach.”

Globalworth has created an office space with one of the largest green walls in Europe,heated marble steps, the longest screen wall in CEE and Pepper – the company’s first robot employee.

Founded in 2009, Pavegen has already delivered 200 projects in 30 countries, working with iconic brands including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Heathrow Airport, Shell and Westfield.

Its latest projects include working with Transport for London and New West End Company to create the world’s first smart street and partnering Google to create the world’s largest energy and data harvesting array in Berlin.

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